Physician-owned Hospitals Have Positive Impact on Communities

As Congress grapples with the issues of the most expensive health care system in the world, we work to find solutions to reduce health care costs while improving value.

from Healio

Hospital-based care will always be a necessary component of health care, so improving value with better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction while lowering costs should be a priority. It remains curious that Section 6001 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibited the formation of new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) and the expansion of existing POHs, while no restrictions were placed on the growth of hospitals without physician ownership (non-POHs). According to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program established by the ACA, seven of the top 10 and 40 of the top 100 hospitals were POH-based in 2017.

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